Action with Communities in Rural England
(ACRE) is the national umbrella body for the 38 Rural Community Councils who work at a local level in support of rural communities across the country. We aim to promote a healthy, vibrant and sustainable rural community sector that is well connected to policy and decision-makers who play a part in delivering this aim.
ACRE have produced a series of Community Guides which can be downloaded here:
Northamptonshire ACRE is the Rural Community Council for Northamptonshire and works with villages and parishes on with a wide variety of projects to help make the community sustainable. More information is on their website: http://northantsacre.org.uk/.
Northamptonshire ACRE publishes its own magazine (Village Viewpoint) three times a year and the current issue is available here